“A man, disheveled, tip-toes downstairs to the fridge expecting to find his daughter’s leftover birthday cake. Instead, he discovers the head of Flight Attendant Barbie sitting on a plate, surrounded by cake crumbs. A crudely hand-written note taped to the front of the plate reads: ‘you lose’”
Either way-something that was supposed to be awesome has gone horribly not-awesome.
I’ve got something of a crush on found object percussion. Is that a thing? Well, I’m not sure what it’s called exactly. I record things like scraping rocks, ripping paper, zippers, ice cubes in glasses etc.. Then I tweak them to make them sound either exactly like the thing they are, or nothing. I added the glockenspiel because who doesn’t like a little glock with their rocks?
Backwards guitars, strings, 6/8 time signature… You already know what it is: A woman, slow motion – flowing hair and gown – her delicate, bejeweled hand caressing the curves of a sleek automobile while a dashing man in a tuxedo peers approvingly over the top of his martini… Well, I suppose it could also have been a taco bell commercial showing a fajita being covered by some new awesomesauce. Either way, definitely slow-mo. This is the uncut version. (rhythm track is field recordings of water glasses and torn paper).
The way I picture it, this is either a dream sequence in a Fassbinder movie or maybe a hallucination segment in a Darren Aranofsky film. The bummer is that neither of these guys has called me. However, that didn’t stop me from making it anyway. In reality, this was a proof of concept for myself. I wanted to turn some found samples I had made into loops and sprinkle on some glitchy ambience to make something tasty. It’s like a disturbing little slice of pie in that way.
Agency sample. They were looking for a ‘busy, technical’ piece for a ‘gritty’ spot. I started working on this and ended up getting carried away with the drum and synth programming. The best part was patching the noisy bit in the trusty old Nord Modular.
This one actually didn’t end up getting used for the final piece but I’m including it here since I think it came out quite well. It was for a documentary about young Nepalese girls being sold into slavery by their parents. Heavy panning of instruments as it was intended for a centered voice over track. The final bit of film featured one of the girls singing a Capella so the key of the piece was determined by this to make for a seamless transition.